Lithuania is located in the northern-eastern region in Europe. The Baltic Sea washes it making it one of the three Baltic States. It borders LatviaBelarusPoland, and Kaliningrad Oblast of Russia.

The capital city of Lithuania is Vilnius, and the official language is Lithuanian. The majority of the population can understand and speak Russian as well. However, due to the difficult historical relations between the two countries, the Russian language is not so much in favor here. 

The good news is that most young people nowadays know English (much better than a generation ago).

Things To Do In Lithuania

Lithuania attracts many tourists from neighboring countries, as well as from all over the world. Major cities include Vilnius, the capital of the country, Kaunas, a former capital and a main competitor of Vilnius for the name of the major tourist destination, and Klaipeda, a seaport with a beautiful old town area and historical heritage.

Also, Kedainiai is a city with beautiful examples of Renaissance architecture, and Palanga is a summer capital of the state, with numerous resorts and sandy beaches. Vilnius Old Town is not only on the World Heritage Sites list but is also the largest old town in Eastern Europe. And don’t forget to visit Trakai, a small town within 17 miles of Vilnius, with marvelous sceneries, an ancient castle, unique architecture, and cuisine.

Getting Around

Taxis are easy to find in the cities. Also, the car hire is available from local and international firms. Cars drive on the right side of the road. Roads are generally in good condition.

Culture of Lithuania

Lithuania is rich in arts and culture. There was a vast amount of literature written in Latin here during the medieval age. There are also museums all around the country, which hold a variety of popular artwork.

There are various ethnic groups in the country. Lithuanians are the majority group. Poles are the largest minority.

Various religious places of worship around the country add to the beauty of the landscape. The architecture of the buildings in this country is simply mesmerizing. The main religion followed is Roman Catholicism, but all religions are present in the country.


Euro is the currency of Lithuania. The currency exchange is available at banks and bureaus de change. All major international credit cards are easily acceptable and ATMs are available widely in the cities.


In Lithuania, they use electric sockets of types C and F, as almost everywhere in Europe. The standard voltage is 230V.

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